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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
Below are Dakota County's former townships linked to their early histories.
History & News
OBITS: Charles Benke, Rev. J. P. Barker, Joseph Berres, Mrs. I. N. Barber, Augustus Beatty, Old Betz, A. R. Byers, Gus Brant, Mrs. J. J. Barrett, Vincent John Barrett, Jane E. Bean, Mrs. Rudolph Bohn, Robert Brown
CHURCHES: Miscellaneous - A. E. Shoberg
MARRIAGES: Clure-Fowler, Prescott-Crosby, Pressnell-Parker, Feiprel-Arndt, Simmons-Hildred
NEWS-FIRES: 1895-Opera House, 1891-Fire at Weighing House, 1932-School Fire
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1875-Good Wheat Crop, 1920-Man's Skeleton Discovered
NEWS-VISITS: Annie Schilling, Mrs. Jessie D. Tucker, May McLaughlin, Mrs. T. A. Sullivan, Dr. Cavanaugh
OBITS: Marcellus Anderson, George Scott, Sarah B. Allen, Andrew J. Anderson, Jacob Freilinger, C. H. French, Theodore Franzmier, James H. Fitzgerald, George W. Gilkey, R. B. Gorman, Daniel O'Leary, J. B. O'Leary, William O'Shaughnessy, Jacob Ott , Mrs. Andrew Noble
MARRIAGES: Whipple-Foster, Fifield-Walker, Torstenson-Andreasen, Slocum-Corson, McIlrath-Spaulding, Dreis-Eschweiler, Dickman-Stine, Colby-Tompkins, Dunn-McDermott, Abbett-Green
CEMETERIES: Farmington Presbyterian Cemetery
BIOS: Isaac Van Doren, John Van Hoesen, Lorenzo Van Slyck, Frederick Voigt
QUERIES: Kirchner, Ahern, Donndelinger, Cowles
NEWS-WEATHER: 1862-December Rains, 1869 Ice Melt
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1935-The House of Six States, 1887-Eagan Grain Elevator, 1870-Bridge Across the Mississippi, 1947-Rosemount Rescues, 1900-Medawakanton Are Busy
NEWS-VISITS: M. McHugh, August Lundberg, G. Miller, George E. Pringle, Dode DeSilva, Charles Hastings, C. B. Rust, Mrs. J. P. Clagett, Mrs. M. M. DeSilva, Geo. H. DeSilva
CHURCHES: 1873-Baptist Church, 1881-Presbyterian Synod Pledge to Macalester College, 1866-New M. E. Pastor, 1866-New Catholic Church
NEWS-VISITS: Mrs. J. Beissel, Mrs. G. Beissel, Edith Kimball, W. R. Hubbs, Mrs. M. Ringrose, H. E. Lester, A. Lanoue, M. D., J. F. DeYarmond
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1874-Wheat Market Excitement, 1870-New Truss Bridge
OBITS: William Wayneau, Anna Wenglas, William Rowan
PEOPLE: George M. Allen, A. C. Bruce, Archie Cadzow
BIOS: Z. W. Taplin, A. J. W. Thompson, William Thorne, John L. Thorne, C. E. Thurston, Irving Todd, L. B. Tozer, Daniel W. Truax, D. B. Truax, M. O. W. Truax, Sidney J. Truax, J. H. Twichell
DIVORCES: Alice and Van Getchell, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kimball
MARRIAGE NEWS: Pool-Brettan, Garber-John, Stout-Godfrey, Stone-Cobb, Cropper-Blasdell
BIOS: Joseph Freas, Stephen Newell, John F. Newton, George W. Noesen, Samuel Norrish
NEWS-CALAMITIES: 1871-Hastings Fire, 1891-Train Wreck
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1887 Natural Gas, 1870-Hastings Jail
NEWS-CRIME: 1904-Smith Alleged Murderer, 1904-Mrs. Holmes, Alleged Murderer a Wreck, Gebhard Otto
PEOPLE: Marshall K. Felton, Stephen Gardner, John W. Ray, Ignatias Donnelly, Norman Frank
OBITS: Thomas Kelly, Michael Kerst, Arthur L. Leslie, Andrew Langley, Martin Meeker, Calvin Matterson
CEMETERIES: Waterford Cemetery was moved to Red Rose Cemetery
BIRTHS: Gilby Boy
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